Portrait of Dr Sasha Williams Dr Sasha Williams

s.williams2@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473602



Biography

I took up the post of Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Huddersfield in October 2013. I am a qualified Social Worker and am registered as such with the HCPC, a qualified Solicitor and registered with the Law Society and registered as a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I have worked with children and families (and served as Trustee of Leeds Women’s Aid), asylum seekers and refugees, people with mental health issues and learning disabilities, people experiencing bereavement and people experiencing homelessness.I have a Masters Degree in Applied Social Studies, a Masters Degree in Social Research and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In August 2015 I was awarded a PhD for my thesis entitled "Drawing the line: an exploration of how lay people construct child neglect" (ESRC funded).

Research and Scholarship

In August 2015 I was awarded a PhD for my thesis entitled "Drawing the line: an exploration of how lay people construct child neglect" (ESRC funded). I am currently a member of the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research at the University of Huddersfield.  I am also a member of the Social Work Law Association.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Williams, S (2017) ‘Redrawing the line: An exploration of how lay people construct child neglectChild Abuse & Neglect , 68, pp. 11-24. ISSN 0145-2134

Williams, S (2017) ‘Lay Constructions of child neglect’. In: Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research - Annual Conference, 9th January 2017, University of Huddersfield, UK

2016

Williams, S (2016) ‘Everybody’s business: the challenge of constructing a definition of child neglect in late modernity’. In: 6th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work: Ties that Bind for Social Work: Late Modernity, Social Capital and Community, 25 & 26 August 2016, Windesheim University of Applied Science in Zwolle, the Netherlands

Williams, S (2016) ‘Celebrating child welfare models of social work is everybody’s business’. In: Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference (JSWEC) 2016, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016, Milton Keynes, UK

2012

Williams, S. and Law, I. (2012) ‘Legitimising Racism: An Exploration of the Challenges Posed by the Use of Indigeneity Discourses by the Far RightSociological research online , 17 (2). ISSN 1360-7804

2011

Williams, S (2011) ‘Children’s rights, children wronged: exploring legal constructions of child neglect’. In: Understanding the Social World Conference 2011, 13th - 15th July 2011, University of Huddersfield

Research Degree Supervision

I am a member of the supervisory team for a PhD student who is exploing issues relating to mental capacity in the area of self neglect

Administrative Responsibilities

I am a Deputy Academic Integrity Officer and Disability Co-ordinator for my department.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module leader for:

  • HMS1005 legal Framework of Child Welfare and Safeguarding
  • HMS1057 Law and Social Work
  • HFS2000 Social Work Law and Social Policy

I also act as academic tutor, lecturer, seminar leader and placement tutor for students on other social work modules.